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grimes residents have been they'll get a new ymca ... today they learned they won't be getting one at all. find out why the y is pulling out of grimes. two years after the national else is stepping in to fill the void. the new tenant planning to carry old armory building. policy ... find out why the republican presidential candidates are talking about hand sizes and the ku klux klan on super tuesday eve. news at four front door open heitshusen. good afternoon ... i'm sonya heitshusen. .and i'm dan winters ... thanks for joining us.
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temperatures have dropped back to the 40s. a winter talking about hand sizes and the ku klux klan on super tuesday eve. news at four front door open good afternoon ... i'm sonya heitshusen. .and i'm dan winters ... thanks for joining us. skies are cloudy and temperatures have dropped back to the 40s. a winter weather advisory begins at 6 pm. a light rain snow mix will develop through 9 pm. it will transition to all snow by 11 pm. it will continue through early tuesday morning. 1 to 2" of snow looks to fall in the metro, but should be done by the morning drive in. it will be colder and cloudy through the day on tuesday. temperatures
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the community of grimes will have to find a new place to workout... today the y-m-c-a announced its closing its grimes location and also ditching plans to build a new town... stephanie moore joins us with an update, steph residents and city leaders in to the city...and some feel like the rug was pulled out from underneath them when the news hit... the grimes y-m-c-a opened in space out of the grimes community complex. however, 10 years ago...city leaders said the 'y' made a commitment to build a brand new facility on the land just south of the wal-mart in town. the 'y' the dedicated park space required by the city for any builder. however, the 'y' announced its closing the location in the land up for sale
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'from the outside looking in you made a commitment to the community 10 years ago and you see that commitment disappearing along with the branch that was supposed to be the feeder to that new ymca and its all disappearing here in a couple months is annoying.' the y-m-c-a released this statement saying in part... 'one of the three imperatives in the ymcas 2016-2020 strategic plan is to build the organizational capacity necessary to effectively fulfill the y cause in our community. this involves prioritizing how the ymca allocates its financial, facility and human resources. the association will focus time and resources on projects currently underway. ' the location in grimes will officially close on april 30th, those members are allowed to use their memberships at a different 'y' locations but many i spoke to said it wouldn't be worth the drive... coming up at 5 hear from some of the current grimes y members. the y still has a major
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downtown. this dirt field is supposed to be an olympic size swimming pool at the wellmark ymca. however the y hasn't been able secure funding to finish the pool. the y says fundraising efforts are ongoing. a vehicular homicide trial got underway in des moines this afternoon. troy mure junior, age 24, is charged in the death of 22 year old scalicity perez boyd the mother of four was killed in november. the car she was riding in slammed into a utility pole. the first officer on scene described it as one of the worst he's ever seen. witnesses testified about seeing two cars going 70 to 100 miles per hour down 35th street. they say it looked like one of the cars was chasing the other before the high speed crash. mure claims he saw a gun in the car that was chasing him. his bench trial is expected to last about three days. two men are still at large after they walked away from a work release facility in newton, last week.
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put on escape status when they failed to return to the facility. it is a transitional place for offenders who are finishing their sentences and preparing to re-enter the workforce. two years after the national a the former armory. r-m-a- armament will move its manufacturing operation from rock island to centerville. applications for military and police. the company will occupy the vacant iowa national guard armory. the move will bring 20 jobs to town. 'we're really excited this is a business that would fit well in appanoose county. were a big outdoors county, we have night rifle here, we do enjoy being outdoors. this is a military based company, and we happened to get home base iowa, were a home base iowa county and city on january 8th which is the same day that this president of this company came to the governors hunt. tonight on the channel 13 news
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iowa national guard history. two women are making history by combat guard. 18 year-old dakota doo-see doocy and 20 year old megan ree-skuh reaska have enlisted to serve in positions that have never before been available to women. hear the at 10 o'clock on channel 13. after four years of waiting, hundreds of iowans finally got to celebrate another birthday today. terrible to be born on leap day, but i think its awesome because you still get to celebrate your birthday, and you get an extra big celebration once every four years today there was a giant party for leap day birthdays at mb-2 raceway in grimes. who radios van and bonnie hosted the event. people with a birthday today free. most people attending gave their age as anywhere from three up to
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well. we just thought you know these poor people that have birthdays on feb 29th, they only get a birthday ever four years..if that so gee whiz van and bonnie want to celebrate with them. so we looked for some place to do it, and we decided mb-2 raceway would be a fun thing to do. theyre made in italy theyre electric, theyre otl, they go about 45 mph and they have about 20 horsepower. were open everyday of the year...we were open on christmas day, weve been open everyday, its a little early, were late night people i think some of my employees stayed up all night." coming up tonight at five and six we'll introduce you to some of the state's newest leap babies. last night's oscar ceremony concluded with a surprise winner for best picture ... "spotlight." the film tells the real life
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uncovered the international priest abuse scandal. that scandal touched the lives of thousands of american men ... and drew them together into a brotherhood. coming up ... we'll talk with two local members of that survivors network about "spotlight" and the realities of the priest abuse scandal. and coming up next ... republican presidential candidates aren't pulling punches on donald trump on the eve of super tuesday. find out how they are attacking him today in hopes of stopping him from claiming an insurmountable delegate lead. tomorrow is super tuesday and
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candidates in both parties. democrat hillary clinton is looking at winning every state except senator bernie sanders' home state of vermont. on the republican side, all eyes are on texas... the only state where tex cruz leads in the polling over donald trump. steve handelsman has a wrap of the day on the trail. ted cruz is campaigning at home in texas, the only super tuesday state he figured he can win. and must win cruz vows to take texas tomorrow then catch fire presidential candidate :11-:15"at that point it will become abundantly clear that this is a two man race at the houston rodeo today ... the cowboys are divided between trump mos - trump supporter :19-:21
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in !" ...and cruz mos - cruz supporter :22-:28 "he's more of a constitutional type, he's not a whiney yankee new yorker" donald trump was in virginia presidential candidate :31- :33"believe it or not we're going to unify this country" but he's being called a racist nats: protestors presidential candidate :38-:41"all lives matter whooo " claiming he could not hear the question, trump, sunday refused to condemn the kkk marco rubio's added that to his trump attacks presidential candidate :50-:54"hes unelectable now. he refused to criticize the ku klux klan" but trump got support from ex new yorker frank vick s/ frank vick, trump supporter :58-1:07 when i was small donald trump financed our basketball team, helped us to stay off the street, so i know a little more about donald trump, hes not a racist " democrat hillary clinton jumped on
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presidential candidate 1:12-1:20 "what we can't let happen is the scapegoating, the blaming, the finger pointing that is going on on the republican side" bernie sanders was in minnesota...besides vermont a state he hopes to win while back in texas ted cruz is fighting just to win his homestate. the polling here in texas shows cruz widening the gap ...leading trump now by 10 points i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, houston. governor branstad still says he won't be endorsing any candidate before the convention. but today he did give donald trump credit for the timing of announcing his christ christie endorsement last week. 4256-4322 "i think it was a brilliant move ... it changed the coverage ... i'm not intending to make an endorsement ... super tuesday will be an indication of whats going on ... states going to vote on super tuesday, tuesday night."
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tonight from the 50s to the 30s. clouds will continue to stay overhead with a mix of rain and snow developing across northern iowa and parts of central iowa through 10 pm. the rain-snow mix will transition to all snow by 11 pm. a winter weather advisory will be in affect across northern iowa through 8 am tuesday. the first of the snowfall will melt, limiting totals. the snowfall will stay the heaviest and most consistent
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into eastern iowa. totals will range from 1 to 2" for the metro with 3 to 4" in parts of north central to northeastern iowa. the snow will end before 5 am in the metro, but the morning commute will likely be slick. the remainder of the day, cloudy skies will give way to more sun by afternoon. temperatures will be much colder with highs only in the low 30s. winds will be breezy from the north at 15 to 30 mph. we'll return to the low 40s on wednesday with another chance of a light rain-snow mix late wednesday through thursday morning. temperatures gradually moderate to mild conditions again during the weekend. skies will be sunny and highs will be back in the 50s. last night a fictionalized portrayal of the priest sex
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last night a fictionalized portrayal of the priest sex abuse scandal was the big winner on oscar night. when we come back ... hear from two local men on the front lines of the
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people had never heard of. "spotlight" tells the story of the boston globe's investigative team shedding light on the priest abuse scandal within their local diocese and throughout the church. that story is something our guests today know all too well. pual koeniguer and bill lahay are members of the group "snap" ... the survivors network of those abused by priests. thank you for joining us ... you are both survivors of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy.... what do you think the film spotlight
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on sex abuse in the catholic church? do you feel that the church has done everything it can to heal and compensate victims of sex abuse? for more information about snap
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compensate victims of sex abuse? for more information about snap
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visit snap-network-dot-org. we'll be back with more on the channel
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us live to break down where the hawkeyes and cyclones stand two weeks before selection sunday. and speaking of the cyclones ... we'll take you live to hilton coliseum where georges niang will take a final bow before a home crowd tonight. news at four front door the u-s supreme court will be down to just eight justices for a year or longer with antonin scalia's chair sitting empty. so one of his fellow justices is apparently stepping up to fill the void. today for the first time in more than a decade, justice clarence thomas during a court hearing. in fact he asked ten questions that bans domestic abusers from owning guns. thomas has said he doesn't ask questions in court ... but is very vocal during deliberations with justices afterward.
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president obama awarded the nation's highest military honor to a navy seal ... inaugurating him into a brotherhood of heroes. "the medal of honor is our nation's highest military decoration and today's ceremony is truly unique. a rare opportunity for the american people to get a glimpse of a special breed of warrior that so often serves in the shadows." senior chief special warfare operator edward byers, jr. was awarded the medal of honor for his actions in afghanistan in 2012. byers risked his own life to protect an american hostage during a rescue mission. another member of byers seal team was killed in the operation. byers says he accepted the award as a recognition of the work his entire team did that day and everyday. skies are cloudy and temperatures have dropped back skies are cloudy and
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again! again! again! again! again? again! again! general mills is removing artificial flavors and colors from our cereals. so you can love cereal... again! their eyes. the hawkeyes dropped eight spots to number 16 after a pair of losses last
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number 21 after going one-and-one last week. just three weeks ago the teams were ranked 3rd and 13th. both fan bases have had their expectations for this season and the postseason deflate since then. are they just hitting a rough patch ... or are their true colors showing through? sports director keith murphy joins us now to talk about the state of hoops in the
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ad lib main weather temperatures will continue to fall tonight from the 50s to the 30s. clouds will continue to stay overhead with a mix of rain and snow developing across northern iowa and parts of central iowa through 10 pm. the
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snow by 11 pm. a winter weather advisory will be in affect across northern iowa through 8 am tuesday. the first of the snowfall will melt, limiting totals. the snowfall will stay the heaviest and most consistent across far northern iowa and into eastern iowa. totals will range from 1 to 2" for the metro with 3 to 4" in parts of north central to northeastern iowa. the snow will but the morning commute will likely be slick. the remainder of the day, cloudy skies will give way to more sun by afternoon. temperatures will be much colder with highs only in the low 30s. winds will be breezy from the return to the low 40s on wednesday with another chance of a light through thursday morning. temperatures gradually moderate to mild conditions again during the weekend. skies back in the
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coming up next ... we'll take you live to hilton coliseum
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itwill take the court at hilton for the final time. niang will leave the school as one of its highest scoring players ... and perhaps as its most outspoken player. john sears is at hilton coliseum where niang and the cyclones take the court in a little over an hour ... we'll be back in three minutes
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thanks for joining us on the channel 13 news at four ... the news at five starts right now. 'the ymca is definitely a huge asset to the city of grimes.' but the 'y' is closing its location in town... why the decision was made and what additional projects the ymca is ditching the trial of a man accused of killing his passenger during a violent crash in des moines is now underway. why the defendant says he was
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we don't do anything medical. i'm not a babysitter." but that doesn't mean this new type of doula is not helpful.. how "the iowa baby lady" is supporting new parents.... by taking the overnight shift.... for eight years the y-m-c-a has operated a facility in grimes but now plans to close it... good evening, i'm erin kiernan. and i'm sonya heitshusen. thanks for joining us. the 'y' announced today its closing its grimes location and ditching plans to build a new facility on the northeast part of town... city leaders as well as 'y' members are frustrated and want answers... stephanie moore has an update.... first on thirteen. 'right now i stay at home and i dont have a great outlet other than coming here and meeting up with my friends that ive met here.' like many 'y' members, angie rosenboom thinks of the y as
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than a place just to workout... 'we have a really tight community, weve had babies together and gone through all kinds of family things together and its more than just a place to work out its really building community here. the two women said they found out about the closing via social media... 'its disappointing that they cant support the community. 'the ymca started renting space here at the grimes community center in 2008....the y also promised to build a facility on this land that was donated to them for free 10 years ago, a promise that no longer is going to be kept.' '10 years ago the ymca made a commitment to grimes to build a new location on the northeast part of town and just to see that being abandoned it frustrating.' city council member doug bickford says the land, just south of the wal-mart, was donated to the 'y' from knapp dedicated park space required by the city for any builder.. but now the land is going up for sale.. 'its obviously disappointing that the ymca is leaving.' in a statement the y said .... one of the three imperatives in

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